Networking – the new normal

Do you rely on networking to build your business? And have you been struggling to succeed during these strange times?

Next weekend’s guest on Girls Around Town is here to help!

Publisher, author and motivational speaker Ladey Adey joins June on the phone in the second hour of the show to talk about how online networking has saved many businesses.

And how her latest book, Successful Business Networking Online, could help do the same for yours…

“Lockdown has changed business networking forever – no one could have predicted this new normal,” she says. “But this swift transformation has created huge opportunities for those smart enough to exploit them fully.”

Alongside over 100 interviews with super-successful business owners and seasoned networkers, the book unlocks critical secrets to guide you through the principles that will help you

  • Become successful using online networking post Covid-19
  • Discover the strategies needed to guarantee your professional success
  • Understand the difference between online and in-person networking – and it’s not just technology!

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am  to hear what Ladey has to say – and make sure you join June from 10am to catch all the usual gossip and good music on your favourite Sunday morning show!

The right mat-itude

How much do you know about the different kinds of yoga?

You’ve probably heard of Hot Yoga, maybe even of Aerial Yoga but what about Yoga NidraTRX Yoga or Hot Vinyasa Flow?

Someone who knows all about these – and more! – is Yoga Squad‘s Caroline Martin, who joins June in the second hour of this weekend’s show…

A fitness teacher for over 25 years, Caroline discovered hot yoga in 2014 when she went to a local class with a friend.

From the very first session she was hooked and, attending classes both before and after work and at the weekends to get her fix, soon noticed the difference it made both physically and mentally.

It wasn’t long before she decided to take the next step, signing up to Hot Power Yoga training in London, and started teaching weekly classes the very day after completing the course.

Now certified in both Aerial Yoga and Restorative Aerial too, Caroline recently began sharing her passion with clients here in Newark, where she’s based in the building that was once home to the town’s Millgate Museum, overlooking the River Trent.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am on Sunday to hear more about her own fitness journey and what Yoga Squad has to offer, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi…

And don’t forget to join June from 10am for more of the news, views and music too brought to you every week on Girls Around Town!

As nice as pie!

If you were listening to the show earlier today, you’ll no doubt have heard Sue Jackson sharing the recipe for this appropriately autumnal dessert…

Not just an apple pie but a Bramley apple pie no less – every bit as appropriate given that the home of the world-famous fruit is right here in Nottinghamshire!

Next time you fancy a sweet treat, why not give this one a try?

Apple Pie

  • Servings: Makes 6 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients (for a 24cm / 9½” pie plate)

Shortcrust Pastry

  • 220g plain flour
  • 110g butter or margarine (cold from the fridge)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons of cold water

Filling

  • 700g Bramley apples
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 50g sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 egg, beaten, and a little sugar for dusting on the top

Method

  1. Place the flour and salt in a bowl and add the fat which has been cut up into small pieces.
  2. Rub the fat into the flour using your fingertips – be as light and quick as you can so the mixture does not get warm. If you have a food processor, you can use that.
  3. When the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add 2 tablespoons of the water and stir with a knife to bring it together. Add more water if you need to but be as sparing as you can. If using a food processor, use the pulse function.
  4. Wrap the pastry in cling film and place in the fridge to rest for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Peel and dice the apples and place in a pan over a medium heat with the sugar, water and cinnamon (if using). Cook gently for a few minutes until the cubes begin to break down but not go to a mush. Place in a bowl to cool.
  6. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 6, 200°C or 400°F.
  7. Lightly dust your worktop and rolling pin with flour and, using half of the pastry, roll out a circle until it measures slightly larger than your plate. Place on the pie plate and then roll out the remaining half until it too is slightly larger than the plate.
  8. Place your cooled filling in the centre of the plate and brush around the edge with beaten egg. Place the rest of the pastry on the top and press all the way around to seal top and bottom together.
  9. Cut away the excess pastry from the edge and using your fingers create a fluted edge.
  10. You can use the offcuts of pastry to make leaves, letters or flowers to decorate the top if you wish.
  11. Brush all over with the beaten egg and dust a little sugar all over.
  12. Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 30 minutes.